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press secretary quoting his boss after another stellar u.s. jobs report. live from london welcome to our viewers here in europe and around the state. i'm hannah vaughan jones, cnn "newsroom" starts right now. werg monitoring celebrations and protests in south korea this ah the constitutional court upheld the impeachment of former president park geun-hye. protesters there v been rally for and against park. at least three people were killed. the acting president has called for unity and a snap election is set to be held now within 60 days. for more on this our will ripley joins me live from the south korean, seoul. there have been a split between
her opposers and supporters. twhaez like there today. >> reporter: it's really two different moods just within a couple of brokz in seoul. we are right now with a large group we're trailing behind them because the music inside the group is so loud. these are many of the people coming out night after night for months calling for the impeach meant of president park on these allegations and charges of corruption. they now have gotten what they asked for in that president park will be leaving the blue house possibly within a matter of hours or at the most within a day or two and what we're seeing on the streets say victory lap that these people are taking. there was one point where the leader of the crowd encouraged everyone to take a selfie with the same hash tag, get out of the blue house. and it struck me, just a couple of weeks ago i was reporting from north korea less than 200 kilometers from where i'm
standing now. this kind of thing you'd never see happen there, you'd also see it never happen in china right next door to south korea. obviously this has been a painful time to support president park, they say this sa i real indignity for her given her political legacy. her father led this country for nearly two decades, both of her parents were assassinated and yet this is a healthy democracy right here on the streets of seoul. >> and you mentioned she's still in the blue house at the moment possibly to leave in the next couple hours. what's the timeline for any criminal proceedings that might be brought against her? >> reporter: well she has lost presidential immunity as of the ruling from the constitutional court. so as of right now prosecutors
can begin investigating her activities, that claim that she was soliciting millions of dollars in illegal bribes and money was being used by her froends give their children and you fair advantage, to give organizations that her friends ran an unfair advantage. and thoerz really what sparked these huge crowds, crowds of more than a million people came out here because they, angry in this highly com at the time pif society where people fight to get into the best universities and they fight for the best jobs that the powerful and elite were getting anne fa getting an unfair advantage because of their association with president park. we've been told she's hold up and hoping that the constitutional court would over throw her impeach mend and she would be able to over throw her impeachment. we know that's not going to happen. she was the first female president in this country and she now becomes the first president to be thrown out by impeachment and could
potentially be face a criminal investigation and jail time as a result of the criminal investigations. >> as you continue to mingle your way through the crowds there, how crucial is the south korean situation in south korea for the wider region? i'm thinking in particular of course of the northern neighbors in pyongyang? >> reporter: well, swlau in place right now, hanna, is a conservative government, a government that has worked very closely with the united states that was quick to imbraes things like thad missile defense system and they have made people very angry they have cut off group towers to south korea and the airports are a lot emptier. if a progressive government were to be elected in, what could you potentially see happen here is less militarization -- also with
north korea there are a lot of politicians here who say they would like to see seoul sit back down once again with north korea's leading sim jong un. so step number one would be the election that has to take place within the next 60 days. the date that's being thrown away is may 9th, not a lot of time for people to toouz choose their new leader out on the streets night after night, and their demands have been met. >> live in seoul, south korea fast-moving situation on the streets. will will, thank you. let's get more about park geun-hye. she is the daubt daughter of a former president and president. her father seized power in a minimum tear cue back in 1961. park then served as the count u country'sdy factitive first lady until her father was also
assassinated. he was killed by his security chief in 1979. park herself survived a2006 attack when a man with a knife slashed her face at a political rally. she needed 60 stitches for the wound on her cheek. for more on park and her legacy we have the seoul bureau chief. she has described herself being wedded to the country, a country which has now made her a scapegoat for widespread corruption. is she the sflikt this saga? >> it is tragic nick a way that her personal life which as you recounted as so filled with tragic moments has ended like this for her political career. and if you look back over the last four years of her presidency, that, again is has been one that has also been
marked by national tragedies. and in a way think that those are what she leaves behind that is part of her legacy now. and, of course, her impeachment upheld yesterday by the constitutional court. >> and given her family's connections with the country and the park dynasty, do you sense that there might be a come back for her after all of the criminal legislation has happened? >> reporter: i just don't see that happening. >> i visited recently her hometown and also the hometown of her father nearby and just to gauge the mood there. and this was before the impeachment. and these have been conservative strong holds for years. and already there i was sensing a shift. so if you go to the heartlands and feel that already, then i think that, you know, more broadly that the legacy of the
park family is now being put into question. >> stephanie, for all of her protests that are happening around kouj south korea at the moment particularly in seoul where you are people are celebrating her impeachment, she does have a good amount of support as well. do her supporters have a good reason to back her? does the evidence actually suggest that she has been made a scapegoat and a victim in this? >> reporter: well i think that for those supporters they are her stanch supporters. they voted her in in 2012 on the basis of her father, and for them this whole saga has basically been a witch hunt by the left in south korea. i think that it's very difficult for them to find fault in her because in many ways that reflects on the south korea that they grew up with and in a way
cast judgment on that extraordinary economic development that happened under him. so think that for hem thethem t won't be any change in the way that they admire her and i don't think they're going to see her, even if we see in the coming months now that she has lost her immunity from criminal investigation,ing if we do see that there were instances of criminal actions that come up in a trial, in a potential trial, then i think it will be very difficult for them to shift their vi on that. >> she remains in the blue house, the house she grew up in and of course the presidential house as well. we twilight see when she leaves there and the criminal investigation continues. thanks very much for joining us from seoul, south korea. we turn our attention to the united states now where the justice department abruptly fired 46 federal prosecutors in
a single day. president trump later asked two of them to stay. jessica snyder explains. >> reporter: those fiergz coming swiftly and abruptly and the people i talked with really flabbergasted that this happened so suddenly and with no notice. attorney general jeff sessions asking for the immediate resignations of 46 u.s. attorneys although two of them have been asked to stay on directly by the president in a phone call friday night. but for the rest, this is an immediate dismissal. it's typical, though, for presidents to want to appoint their own appointees in these positions, but u.s. attorneys do usually get a bit more notice. well, some of these u.s. attorneys found out about their firings via the media or press department press release. one say this couldn't have been handled any worse. and some wonder if the president is getting his cues from right-wing media. they said thursday night that
president trump should clean house when clinton fired 93 u.s. attorneys. but people are noting that in that case those federal prosecutors got a lot more notice. jessica snyder, cnn, washington. >> the sudden firings raise questions. whether the trump administration believes its agenda is being compromised by career civil servants. this is sometimes referred to as the deep state. the white house press secretary sean spicer was asked specifically about it at his briefing on friday. >> does the white house believe there's such a thing as the deep state that's actively working to undermine the president? >> well i think that there's no question when you have eight years of one party in office that there are people stay in government, affiliated with, you know, joined and continue to espouse the agrenda of the previous administration. so i don't think it should come as any surprise that there are
people that burrowed into government during eight years of the last administration and, you know, may have believed in that agenda and want to continue to seek it. i don't think that should come as a surprise to anyone. >> more on that in a moment. we have details on the former trump's national security adviser. the white house insists that mike they did not know that flynn worked for turk dha would, i him to work as a foreign agent. flynn filed those papers just a few days ago but the white house is acknowledging trump's transition team was aware of the potential filing because flynn contacted an attorney for the transition. jeff zeleny. >> was president trump aware his first national security adviser general michael flynn was registered as a foreign agent to represent the government of turkey? >> just so we're clear, you wouldn't -- the -- general flynn filed with the department of
justice two days ago. >> white house press secretary sean spicer says his lobbying business was private and took place before he joined the administration. although at the same time he was advising the trump campaign last year. >> that is not up for the government to determine. there are certain private citizens activities that you conduct and you seek counsel on or professional advice. >> flynn's contract with the government of turkey ended after the election. >> the person who is in line to be the national security adviser may need to register as a foreign agent, and that doesn't raise a red flag? >> it's not a question of raise a red flag, it's a question of whether or not they gave them the advice that they're supposed to. >> on day 50 of the trump presidency, this was the latest distraction at the white house. it's been a full week since president trump leveled the explosive accusation that president obama was spying on him at trump tower, but again today still no evidence.
>> thank you you all very much and we're going to get to work. thank you. >> asked three times, the president wouldn't say whether he had any proof to back up his unsubstantiated charges. the white house is now trying to keep its focus on healthcare. >> that's what people want, they want repeal and replace. >> yet washington is consumed by russia and the widening investigation into any connections between the trump campaign and russian operatives. the congressional probe includes allegations of wiretapping that no one seems to know about but mr. trump. we have been told there has been no evidence but it will come up with james comey testifies on capitol hill later this month. >> he's certainly prepared for the question and i don't see any reason why he can't answer it. he may even welcome the opportunity. >> the chairman of the committee echoed his statement from
earlier this week. >> at this point i don't have anything to tell. >> you all this talk from russia from here at the white house to capitol hill have consumed the president's agenda. they're desperately trying to get back to healthcare and other matters. we'll see if president trump tweets again and distlaupts this weekend. jeff zeleny, cnn, the white house. >> brian, welcome. let's talk about general michael flynn. he's already been sacked for lying to the vice president, now it appears he may have lied to the trump administration itself or worse still, the trump administration knew that he was a foreign agent, acting as a foreign agent agent and yet they still allowed him to be in charge of american national security. >> in october trump tweet ed would put a ban on any senior executive official acting a senior agent or lobbyist for foreign government. trump's team was made aware that there was a possibility flynn
would have to file the legal parm to register as a foreign agent and he still was put on as the top national security adviser in classified briefings in the oval office. so at best, it say question about trump's judgment at worst it's a serious question about national security and how the trump administration is handling it at a time when somebody who was advising the president was acting as a foreign agent on behalf of another government. >> thinking about the president's judgment as well he thinks there's some sort of deep state work against him, agents within the government perhaps from the obama era who are trying to undermine his presidency. 46 federal prosecutors got let go as well. >> so with the 46 prosecutors remember that clinton did something similar but he didn't do it all at once. >> in one day. >> in one day. and trump also did the same with ambassadors that were presidential appointments for obama but he didn't have people
in place. the deep state, the term comes from turkey and egypt it's from a thortarian context. trump is trying to blame any of his failures on this sort of shadowy bureaucracy. it's a very dark view of our bureaucrats. and presidents shift party all the time, this is normal in america bureaucracy. the holdovers remain and that's not a problem, but he's trying to pan pin a lot of his problems on these officials. >> and there r several thousand positions that are yet to be filled i guess because in large part it's been slowed down in congress with the confirmation hearings but because this has been a particularly slow start. >> well he's blamed -- trump has blamed the democrats for being objection instructionnists but they've not been nominated. there's hundreds that have not been nominated where congress has approved basically everyone that's been put forward by the
trump administration. it's not a ploy, it's the trump administration trying to leave these positions unfilled or simply not devoting attention to determine who should be in them. >> russia a story that never goes away and we know understand that cnn has found there's potentially some link in service between a russian bank and the trump campaign team before he assumed the presidency and rex tillerson as well. and this is rex tillerson who's' friend of russia and been awarded medals by the russian president. what do you make of the russia saga ongoing? >> it's not going to go away because there's very serious and deep questions that need to be autopsied. there may be an independent council or select committee or prosecutor we don't know how it's going to take shape. but any of these individual stories can be explained away by logic. the thing there's been no logic for is why all of these stories exist in tandem and why all the shifting denials and various accounts happened.
why are all these people in trump world dealing with russia and when they're asked about it why are they saying something different preliminarily and then changing their story when new evidence comes out. and that's where the american people say there's something going on here, we slup get to the bottom of it and there's evidence of a cover-up or wrongdoing. we don't know what it is but we should figure it out because it's about the national security of the united states of america. >> and just very briefly rex tillerson traveling around without the traditional press corporate, what do you make of that. >> they dlam was to save money that's not a fair claim. it's a branch of the u.s. government and it needs to have transparency and journalistic cover range. >> thanks for coming in. we appreciate it. next on cnn "newsroom" the battle in western moesz mows i will and iraq, we'll take you inside the neighborhoods. n the t for patterns and connections to make everything work better. i call it the internet of everything,
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says. but when they came to you they'd say, god says this, mohamed says that. their experimented being holier than thou has ended in this. and arctic blast is gripping much of the eastern united states this weekend. karen maginnis joins me now. >> spring came and went very quickly and now we're seeing some of the coldest air that we will see of the season as this reinforcing arctic blast of air dives even further towards the south. and some areas haven't seen snow in years might see maybe a couple of inches of snowfall. those areas being right across the tennessee valley ridge and then into the northeast as we go into next week, computer models are suggesting there could be a significant snow event that takes place, but these are some
of the current temperatures and degrees fahrenheit. sharp contrast between the teen degree readings and the 60s along the gulf coast. if you are traveling to new york city, bundle up because it's going to be remarkably cold. the average hype 48 with temperatures only hovering around the freezing mark. the entire weekend. but then snow is due into wednesday. mints hints ville, alabama, maybe charlotte may expect a little bit of snowfall, then the cold front moves through. this will be the trigger mechanism for what we think will be the snow event from the northeast into new england for the beginning of the workweek and here's the depeks as we go towards the next several days of that snowfal in the mid south. >> coming up on cnn "newsroom" this hour president trump's first full month was a big one
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held for ech impeachment. some of them have turned violent. park has been found guilty of a corruption scandal and may now face charges. president trump fired 46 u.s. attorneys on friday he later asked two of them to stay. they were political appointees from previous administrations. fire them all on the same day was highly unusual. presidents vladimir putin met on froi cement their alliance. russia and turkey are working together to end the six-year war in syria. it is an unlikely pairing since the 2 countries support opposing sides in the conflict, however, they both oppose isis. staying with syria and the story of isis as well, the syrian president says his country and the united states have a common goal in defeating isis, but he
says he's yet to see donald trump's talk translate into action. in an interview with the chinese network fiend thichl the president said during his campaign and after the campaign the may rhetoric of the trump administration and the president himself was about the priority of defeating isis. i said, since the beginning that this is a promising approach to what's happening. he goes on to say, we haven't seen anything concrete yet regarding this rhetoric. we wait to see how the white house responds to that. now, to an investigation tlag we touched on earlier with my guest, this is about a highly secretive division of the fbi. sources are telling cnn that federal investigators are continuing to examine if there was a computer server connection between the trump organization and a russian bank. the internet's data shows that last year a computer server owned by the russian-based alpha bank pinged a computer being
used by the trump organization over and over again. we have the details for us. >> what the servers are zog that a russian bank was repeat lid looking up the unique internet address of the particular computer server in the united states being used by the trump organization. it's nothing more than looking up someone's phone number over and over again. while there isn't necessarily a phone call it usually indicates an attempt to communicate. these records were not supposed puzzled as to why alpha bank was trying to do this. last summer during the presidential campaign the russian bank looked unthe address to this trump corporate server some 2,800 times. that's a whole lot. that's more lookups than this trump server received from any other source. the only other entity that we know up that was doing this many
lookups was spectrum health in the say medical facility chain led by tic devos, the husband of betsy devos. . those two entities alone made i 99% the lookups and it's that that computer scientists found very strange. all the corporations involved say they've never communicated by e-mail with the trump administration and they have different sometimes competing explanations for that server activity, but they haven't provided any proof to cnn and they don't always agree about what's going on. for example, the russian bank thinks it was receiving trump e-mail marketing last summer which makes sense. but they weren't able to provide cnn with a sing the e-mail to back up that theory. meanwhile, the company that was sending trump e-mails out says it wasn't doing so at the time in the summer. alpha bank did stress that none of its top executives have any
affiliation with trump or the trump organization and they put out a very firm statement if the they said that neither alpha bank for its principals have or have had any contact with mr. trump or his organization. so in essence what we've got here is an unanswered mystery. >> now, the u.s. president has some good news, the trump white house is celebrating healthy u.s. jobs numbers. employers hired 235,000 more workers in february. the president's first full month in office. and mr. trump's aides say that's no fiction. tom foreman explains. >> we're very pleased to see the job reports that came out this morning. >> more manufacturing, more work in healthcare and education and mining, almost a quarter million rate for the new frez down 4%.
'tweeting great news and much more expected. but democrats say this is just a continuation of a trend started by barack obama noting ever since the recession started the unemployment ralt has been pretty steadily dropping. yet when president obama spoke over a year ago of a barely hire rate of 4.9%, listen to what candidate trump said. >> don't believe those phony numbers when you hear 4.5 and 5% unemployment, the number's probably 28, 29, as high as 35. in fact, i even heard recently 402%. >> it was a standard part of the trump stump speech calling the federal job rate misleading. >> it is such a phony number. these numbers are an absolute disaster. the unemployment number as you know is totally fiction. >> now the white house suggests the driving force behind this
better than expected jobs report is optimism over the president's business, trade, immigration, and tax policies. never mind that some analysts say the unusually warm winter weather also deserves credit for enabling for construction work. and as for all those past claims about phony government figures. >> i talked to the president prior to this and he said to quote him very clearly, they may have been phony in the past but it's very real now. >> of course president trump has another reason to embrace this report. he has pledged under his leadership voters will see 25 million new jobs over the next ten years. and with these numbers, at least for now, that promise is on track. tom foreman, cnn, washington. >> from jobs to the middle east and donald trump spoke to palestinian authority president on friday for the first time since he took office. the u.s. president emphasized that peace in the middle east is possible and it is time to make
a deal. he invited him to the white house but no date has been set. they say the palestinian leader will express his concerns to the settlement building. mr. trump's choicetor u.s. ambassador to israel has been a supporter of settlements and he's now just one step away from confirmation. senate committee approved his nomination on thursday and he could be confirmed next week. president trump also has connections to israel's settlement activity. >> in the shadow of the palestinian city of ra mall la, this is the city president trump has supported. his name isn't on any of the pild building but his mark is here. >> you think trump is positive for the settlements? >> absolutely. i think that he loves israel.
>> trump donated $10,000 to the settlement's schools in 2003 according to tax filings from the trump foundation. tax documents show the kushner family foundation, his son-in-law's foundation also donated $10,000. but his pick for israel david friedman has the deepest connections. his name is on some of the buildings here, so is his fathers. friedman a long time supporter of the schools, critics question whether friedman's loyalty could conflict with what's in the best interest for the u.s. which considers settlement expansion unhealthy for peace. >> i would like you to answer in writing whether you've separated your financial interests from that of the city. >> on the conservative news outoutlet run from there, friedman has advocated four columnnists and against a
palestinian state. he compared liberal jews to kapos, jew who's worked for the nazis in world war ii and called the two-state solution an illusion for a nonexistent problem. >> i regret the use of some language. >> he apologized for those comments during his confirmation hearing and even said he'd support that it become a state. >> if the land was included in a two-state solution and that land had to be returned to the palestinians wore support that return to the land to the palestinians. >> yes. >> you would. >> yes. >> in his position as ambassador, woe certainly fulfill the requirements of their position and he would support what his government decided. >> liebermann reporting there and we'll have plenty more on
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then why settle for slow internet? comcast business. built for speed. built for business. welcome back. pope francis is considering a possible shift in how the roman catholic church deals with marriage and the priesthood. the is he suggesting to open he's allowing married catholic men to become priests. pope francis told a germ nan newspaper the global shortage of priests is an enormous problem. here's how father edward beck explained it. >> with the shortage especially in remote areas, he's thinking about perhaps married priests. now, of course, it has to be your married already and then
you can become a priest. if you're already a priest and single, you can't get married and stay a priest. so, again, there's kind of a little bit of a double standard which some priests don't appreciate what they're hearing right now, but we have to see how it evolves. >> well most priests are required, of course, to be sell abut, but that wasn't always are the case. >> for the first thousand years of the church priests could be married. and then had they started to give property to their children, it was a sociopolitical issue, and then it changed. and of course we spiritual liesed sella basesy, but there was nothing to say that priests couldn't be married from the begin rg the diepz were married, the poflz, and son what the pope has said is it's a dies palestinian, it's not doigma. it can change. >> almost a dozen european countries are holding elections this year and the stakes are
high. populous candidates are doing well and they could win in the netherlands and france. french far right leader has turned her once fringe party into a political force. cnn's melissa belle traveled to northern froons visit a rural town that has turned to her front after years of socialist rule. >> this is very rural, it used to be industrial. there's an agricultural sector that's disintegrated. it's a place that represents the french public opinion. >> our guide to the town's deputy mayor since 2014 when the far right national front took over after nearly a century of socialist rule. it's once prosperous streets are desserted, the cool mines on which it was built, closed. unemployment is merely twice the
national average. it was naishl national socialist territory. who so what changed? >> you can explain it by people being fed up in france and around the world. >> as a frenchman i've seen roamers get more help than i do. i understand what she means when she says we need to put a stop to this because in france we don't feel at home anymore. >> those who vote for national france don't admit to it. i think we stigmatize people who vote for national france. i don't like having someone dictate my vote to me. >> many of the people we spoke to were not willing to share their thoughts on camera. not far from the town hall this charity helps some 600 families to survive. food is sold at 20% of its normal price. the nan created the supermarket says to his customers many are trying to survive on less than 400 you're rose a month, a corruption scandal was just too
much. to many it seemed like the only feert vote for. >> voters say to themselves, i've had enough, let's go to the other side the. it in towns there are families that can no longer afford to live, that's the system we're in where money rules and kills families. >> she used to shop here now this daughter of immigrants works here, but she says she still strug tolz survive and she explains that she's not putoff by the rhetoric. >> we feel like we've been duped. you've been lied to so much. >> she is credible. why would her words not be credible? why? >> back at the town hall they say the rest of france is likely to follow. >> it's the way the wind is blowing, whether it's trump, brexit. globalization creates winners, loosers and often it's the loyal
towns, the rural ones, the ones we don't hear of because the media doesn't cover them. >> everyone we spoke to today as said that for the first time in decades things had been done for their town. they also all said without exception that they would be voting national front in the presidential election. very few of them, though, were willing to speak to us on camera refined that even here in national front territory, there is still a vote that dare not speak its name but that is determined to express itself in the ballot box. >> lots to watch in europe in the coming months. stay with us here on cnn "newsroom." more headlines after this break. force new neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair with the proven power of retinol. reduces wrinkles in just one week. neutrogena® that goes beyond assuming beingredients are safe...ood to knowing they are.
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mummy. >> we eventually put the tanning bed to bed but it's back in the news. >> paid for on the backs of so many females. >> as part of obamacare, tanning customers have been paying a 10% tax. the idea was to deter people from risking skin cancer and also to bring in revenue. president obama joked about it at the time. >> the following individuals shall be excluded from the indoor tanning tax within this bill. snookky, j. lou, the situation, and house minority leader john baner. >> in those days bainer in was the most famous orange guy. >> agent orange. >> that orange slug. >> the o.p.s of slug itch -- >> the new republican healthcare bill who repeal the tax on tanning prompting lines like the
cheat toe -- >> of course we don't know if he use a tanning bed or maybe tanning spray. some makeup artists think he's using the wrong shade of makeup on top of a spray tan. >> the industry says they have forced half of the tanning salons in the country to close while critics argue fear of cancer what's driving away customers. jason smith says the sun is what causes most skin cancer facetiously proposing. >> why have they not proposed a tax on the sun. >> it used to be orange is the new tax but now it's the new president. >> cream cycle. >> better cream sickle than. >> being burnt up. >> and that wraps this hour of cnn "newsroom", i'm hannah vaughan jones. for viewers in the u.s., new day is just ahead. for other viewers around the world, best of quest starts in just a moment. thanks for watching cnn, the worl's news leader.
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